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The DCs for various tasks involving Use Magic Device checks are summarized on the table below.
Some magic items are activated by special words, thoughts, or actions.
This use of the skill also applies to other spell completion magic items.
This use of the skill also applies to other spell trigger magic items, such as staffs. The Use Magic Device check is made as part of the action (if any) required to activate the magic item. Only the user of the item may attempt such a check.
Yes, but if you ever roll a natural 1 while attempting to activate an item and you fail, then you can’t try to activate that item again for 24 hours. If you have the Magical Aptitude feat, you get a 2 bonus on Use Magic Device checks.
You can activate such an item as if you were using the activation word, thought, or action, even when you’re not and even if you don’t know it.
You do have to perform some equivalent activity in order to make the check.
Normally, to cast a spell from a scroll, you must have the scroll’s spell on your class spell list.